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Restricted Items When Hiring Movers

Published by Chris Townsend

What Moving Companies Won’t Move: Restricted Items

When it comes to moving furniture, an experienced moving company will be able to handle almost anything you through at them, no matter the size or weight. However, there are some items that we are not allowed to move, either legally, or because of the risk of damage, which we will explain in this article. If you do need these prohibited items moved or disposed of, we can usually point you in the direction of who you’ll need to contact to take care of it. More often than not, the items on a moving company’s restricted list are there because of the risk of spilling, the potential that they may cause a fire, or are simply unstable if left in the storage area of the moving truck for long periods of time. These items are most commonly found in the garage or storage area, but also include things that may be found with the cleaning supplies in your home.

It’s important that you take a close look at the list of restricted items before you start packing so that none of them are included in boxes that the moving company will be loading for you. Just as they cannot pack and load these items, you should make sure that they’re not packed up in a box and left unseen by the moving company. The temperature in the moving truck can sometimes exceed the outdoor temperature, which can create a dangerous mix if the wrong things are included and kept in close proximity to your furniture and other belongings. If you’re unsure whether something is on the list of restricted items, please contact the movers directly for their input. Here are items you’ll most commonly find on the prohibited list:

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  • Guns and ammunition
  • Perishable food items
  • Poisons and pesticides
  • Aerosol cans
  • Flammable items (matches, lighter fluid, charcoal)
  • Fuel and oil
  • Chemical cleaning solvents
  • Fertilizer and weed killer
  • Paint thinner and varnishes
  • Car batteries
  • Pool cleaning supplies
  • Liquid bleach
  • Plants

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The list above covers the items you’ll most frequently find on a restricted list from a moving company, but some movers may include other items not listed. In order to make sure you follow guidelines of a specific moving company, be sure to contact them for a complete list of restricted items. Not only can including restricted items in your moving boxes potentially cause damages and leaks, but it can also nullify any insurance coverage that would protect you in the rare case that something is damaged while moving. If you need to dispose of any hazardous materials or other items mentioned on a restricted list, consult the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous waste page or contact your local state authorities for further assistance.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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